Going Desi in London

Desi Radio is a community radio situated in Southall, in the west part of London. It is managed by the Punjabi diaspora. It runs in 1602 MW, between 7 AM and 12 midnight. Then it goes to automation. I visited Desi Radio on April 29, 2016 during my stay at SOAS,...

Building peace: Community Radio in Cameroon

Alexander Vojvoda, a civil peace service worker for the Presbyterian Church in Buea, Cameroon, works at CBS Radio FM 95.3 as part of his mission. He has developed media training tools for radio and engaged in capacity-building for editorial staff, volunteer and...

Women head operations in Dodoma FM 98.4

Dodoma FM 98.4 is a private radio broadcasting station and its mission is to enrich people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. Its vision is to promote economic stability, good governance, resilience and a sense of community beyond the...

Communicating during disasters: The Philippines experience

Drawing from the recent Indian experience of procuring an emergency license for radio in Cuddalore during the Chennai floods, the team caught up with Joselito Casalmir Polestico from Philippines, one of the participants in the workshop, to understand the country’s...

LGBTs gain voice on CR stations in Australia

Gay men and lesbians experience cultural invisibility. They are routinely told that their innermost feelings and desires are disgusting, dangerous, just a phase, or non-existent. They are denied civil and legal rights and the recognition of their partners and...

Why Voice Matters?

Professor Nick Couldry in conversation with Ashish Sen  After virtually a decade since the guidelines enabling grassroots community radio became a reality in India, the sector would appear to still have a long way to go. A tally of 188 community radio stations in...

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